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Digital Literacy

An Assurance smartphone is free for qualified individuals it comes with 10 Gigs of of monthly internet data for a laptop hotspot.

Periodically the Assurance phone tent can be found in Asheville.

Assurance Wireless Phone Tent in front of the Department of Health & Human Services Building on Asheville’s Cox Avenue (across from the bus station)

If you qualify, Assurance Wireless periodically sets-up a tent in Asheville and provides a free smartphone for life’s needed communication from friends, family, employers, and more.

  • Phone calls
  • Text messages
  • Weather forecast checks
  • Web search
  • Video content
  • Laptop hotspot
  • Telehealth

Additionally, if you are 60+ years old and you are a Buncombe County resident… and have questions or need help in using an Android or Apple smartphone for employment or careers, please contact a member of the Digital Literacy Network for assistance.

A member of our tech team will setup an appointment in-person or virtually.

Assurance Wireless Phone

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Communication Family Video Chat

Holiday Video Chat

Communication to Your Network

Broadband facilitates communication in the form of email, text messages, videos, and more to your network. Broadband is the carrier electronic of communication to coworkers, friends, and family. The faster the broadband, the better your communication experience when it comes to video. The more individuals on your video chat, the more broadband resources are needed. If your electronic devices support 4K or even sharper video images, the broadband demands become even greater.

Video Chat Services

For family holiday communication you will also want to use the easiest video conference tool; a tool that most everybody will feel comfortable in using. Sometimes the decision to which video software tool to use is based upon the available hardware. Based on Review Geek and my personal favorites, here are some suggestions:

Crider, M. (2020, December 20). What’s the Easiest Video Chat Service to Use With Your Family?; Review Geek.